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Your Knowledge Center For Mental Health, CBD, PTSD and Alternative Treatments

We want to break the stigma around PTSD and provide veterans with educational resources on alternative treatments. We encourage conventional therapy in addition to the holistic approach. From activation in like-minded communities to using self-help techniques and CBD products, the Guards Down blog will explore different options to overcome trauma and complex grief.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a complex issue. Each person responds to difficult life events in a unique way and we all have different thresholds that bring our body into survival mode. From fight-or-flight response to panic attacks, self-harm, memory loss, anxiety, insomnia, and depression, various symptoms and behaviors are used as coping mechanisms.

Therapy can help a person treat these complex symptoms. However, sometimes conventional treatments aren’t enough so other alternative methods help us face our trauma to start healing.

Holistic wellness understands that the well-being of the person depends on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It’s about looking after a person as a whole. Since everyone reacts to trauma differently, a personalized approach works best.

As a group, veterans can have surprisingly similar experiences. When we’re connected, we understand each other better so we can ease our symptoms and work on healing. Together, we are stronger! That’s why the Guards Down community was created. We’ll fight together and on our blog, we’ll offer helpful resources you can use in this fight.

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  • October 28, 2020
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How to Identify and Overcome Complicated Grief Disorder

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  • October 20, 2020
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How Culturally Sensitive Therapy Can Help Treat PTSD

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  • October 18, 2020
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Guide to Alternative PTSD Treatment Options

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10 Meditation Exercises for Depression

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